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Abbreviation for retinitis pigmentosa; Registered Pharmacist.


Abbreviation for:
resolving power (see there)


(prak'tis) [L. practica, practical work, fr Gr. praktike]
1. The use by a health care professional of knowledge and skill to provide a service in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and in the maintenance of health.
2. The continuing, repetitive effort to become proficient and to improve one's skill in the practice of medicine.

blocked practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill by drilling, i.e., by performing tasks or movements repeatedly according to a fixed procedure. Research shows that while blocked practice is superior at improving immediate performance, it is not as effective as other approaches, such as random practice, for retained learning. See: random practice

evidence-based practice

Abbreviation: EBP
Evidence-based health care.

family practice

Comprehensive medical care with particular emphasis on the family unit, in which the physician's continuing responsibility for health care is not limited by the patient's age or sex or by a particular organ system or disease entity.

Family practice is the specialty that builds on a core of knowledge derived from other disciplines, drawing most heavily on Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, and Psychiatry, and establishes a cohesive unit, combining the behavioral sciences with the traditional biological and clinical sciences. The core of knowledge encompassed by the discipline of family practice prepares the family physician for a unique role in patient management, problem solving, counseling, and as a personal physician who coordinates total health care delivery. (Definition supplied by The American Academy of Family Physicians.)

legitimate medical practice

Any form of treatment that is accepted under the Medical Practice Acts enacted by each of the fifty U.S. states.

patient safety practice

A systematic health care practice that reduces the likelihood that patients will suffer undesirable side effects from treatment.

private practice

The practice by a health care professional, usually a physician or dentist, in a setting in which the practice and the practitioner are independent of external policy control other than ethics of the professional and state licensing laws.

random practice

A means of gaining mastery over a skill through training exercises that vary the sequence of elements in the skill. Compared with blocked practice, in which a skill is learned by fixed, repetitive drilling, random practice, with its frequently modified routine, results in better retention of the skill after training is completed. See: blocked practice

recommended practice

Abbreviation: RP
A protocol for care about which there is general agreement, e.g., a practice guideline or officially sanctioned technique, esp. one that enhances the safety or reliability of care.

wear and care practice

Guidelines for the use and cleansing of contact lenses, designed to optimize their healthful and safe use.
Synonym: wear and care regimen

recommended practice

Abbreviation: RP
A protocol for care about which there is general agreement, e.g., a practice guideline or officially sanctioned technique, esp. one that enhances the safety or reliability of care.
See also: practice

rest pain

; RP foot/leg pain occurring when legs are in the horizontal position, in patients with severe compromise of limb arteries, e.g. peripheral vascular disease (PVD); patients with severe PVD require gravity to assist delivery of arterial blood to the lower limb/foot, and horizontal limb position creates relative tissue ischaemia, causing cramp-like pain in limb/foot; RP is increased when in bed as increased metabolic demands (of warmed limb) cannot be met by increased blood supply, causing significant pain that interrupts sleep; RP symptoms are eased by hanging the leg/s out of bed, to maximize distal flow and reduce tissue metabolism by cooling the limb; patients with RP require referral to a vascular specialist as they are at risk of cerebral or cardiac arterial disease (e.g. cerebrovascular accident, myocardial infarct); RP symptoms are increased by smoking tobacco
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Most banks took this opportunity to review their master repurchase agreement and ensure that the language transfers control of sold securities to the buyer.
The proceeds generated from the sale of the GICs are held in cash or invested in repurchase agreements and are accompanied by balance guarantee swaps provided by UniCredit Bank AG (UniCredit) pursuant to Hedge Agreements.
Investors have raised concerns that current accounting and disclosures for repurchase agreements do not appropriately reflect the transferor's obligations and risks resulting from those transactions in certain circumstances," stated FASB Chairman Leslie F.
The notes and the financing under the master repurchase agreement are scheduled to mature in November 2015, at which time the Issuer will transfer the Multifamily CMBS serving as collateral back to the Seller in exchange for the outstanding financing at maturity under the master repurchase agreement.
The Share Repurchase Agreement is part of the share repurchase program previously authorized by the Board of Directors of the Company.
Proceeds from the unwind of existing repurchase agreement transactions, along with $332 million of existing liquid investments held with BONY, are expected to be invested in overnight deposits with BONY until there is greater clarity with respect to the Pallas' near-term repayment obligations.
Under the Share Repurchase Agreement, Rambus will pre-pay to JP Morgan the $90 million purchase price for common stock and JP Morgan will deliver to Rambus a number of shares of its common stock.
Healthcare company Merck (NYSE:MRK) revealed on Tuesday the launch of an accelerated share repurchase agreement (ASR) to repurchase USD5bn of its common stock.
6 million of thirty-day repurchase agreement financing at a rate of 1.
For example, a combined financial instrument created by selling a government security short and borrowing the security under a reverse repurchase agreement with a term approaching the maturity of the underlying government security would create contractual cash flows that may measure the value of the combined financial instrument.
For instance, the market value of the securities that the Fund is obligated to repurchase under a reverse repurchase agreement may decline below the repurchase price and the securities may not be returned to the Fund.
Repurchase agreement transactions entered into by the funds may be conducted through joint acccounts with other funds managed by FMR.